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‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.

This mural aims to ‘reclaim space’ in Charlotte’s historic West End

One artist talks about her role

The “Manifest Future” mural is a collaborative creative project — the brainchild of Janelle Dunlap and the League of Creative Interventionists, with partners including the Knight Foundation and Historic West End — and aims to reclaim a neglected lot on Charlotte’s West Side as a unifying force in the rapidly gentrifying African-American neighborhood.

Charlotte: PFLAG Cookout, Faith Initiative, ‘Table’ Discussion

Carolinas News Notes

NC Faith Forward will be held on Oct. 7, On the Table CLT will take place across Mecklenburg County on Oct. 25 and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Concord/Kannapolis will welcome MTV’s “Promposal” couple Brandon Caddell and Noah Ambrose who reside in Moore County at the Oct. 10 meeting.